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Stop 16: Spring Creek Lake

Directions: Take US 283 North from Cheyenne to OK 33 East. Go 7 miles on 33 and turn south at the signed county road for Spring Creek Lake. After 3 miles, turn east for 1 mile, following signs to the lake.

This quiet lake has RV, camping, and picnic facilities. The camping area is filled with locust and elm trees, and is a good place to bird and to look for roosting Monarch butterflies in fall. Check the canopy for Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Yellow Warbler, as well as woodpeckers that include Red-headed Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, and Red-bellied Woodpecker. Bring a telescope from late fall through early spring to scope for a variety of ducks that include Common and Hooded Merganser, shovelers, pintails, and teal. Reptiles include water snakes, bull snakes, prairie racers, and hognose snakes.

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